Monday, October 12, 2009

Whittlin Both Ends!

In a previous posting I showed how I leave a "handle" on the end of a piece of wood being carved. This "handle" provides a safety margin when carving. and also lets me carve "small", since I have something to hold on to. This "handle" idea also lets me make better use of the wood. After whittlin one end, turn the wood around and whittle the other end. I also whittle small owls and Santa's one after the other on a longer piece of wood. After the wood is all carved I cut the carvings off. I try to make use of all the wood. Don't call me Cheap! Call me Frugal.

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